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JVC DR-MH30S DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of JVC DR-MH30S DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the JVC DR-MH30S DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of JVC DR-MH30S DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, size


31% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DRMH30S DVD Recorder with 160 GB Hard Drive (Silver)JVC DRMH30S DVD Recorder with 160 GB Hard Drive (Silver)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Taylor (



Although it could still use a little spit and polish, JVC's 160GB DR-MH30S is a fun PVR and DVD recorder. It sometimes took a little longer than it sh...

Good at making DVD-videos, good remote, timeshifting

No DVD+R support, analog tuner

It's a little raw in places, but the JVC hard disk DVD player covers all the bases.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (

Great System


Easy setup, lots of features, does it all

dvd-r only, but since it is JVC, that is all they make

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (

well thought out, fully featured


Classy well layed out menus that are versatile.Heaps of storageQuality fit and finish

2 scarts offer IN/OUT and IN rather than two IN/OUTsno channel selector on unit

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: 160GB hard disc/DVD recorder combination deck; Playback formats: HDD, DVD Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD Audio, SVCD, VCD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, JPEG Digital Still Playback (CD-R/RW); Recording formats: HDD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW(VR & Video format), DVD-R; Motion adaptive progressive scan output (for video source); DVD digital direct progressive scan output; Live memory (HDD) and live memory dubbing (HDD to DVD).

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

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Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC

MD System

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TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


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VCR 2nd

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